Gary I. Biasini: Lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP

Gary I. Biasini

Edmonton,  AB  Canada

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Practice Areas

  • Asset Protection
  • Business Structures and Tax Planning
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Estate and Trust Planning
  • Individual Taxation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Multi-Generational Planning
  • Partnerships and Other Pass-Through Entity Taxation
  • Representation of Corporate and Individual Fiduciaries
  • Structuring of Asset Ownership
  • Succession Planning including Business Owners
  • Tax
  • Taxation in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Trusts
  • Estates and Wealth Preservation
  • Accounting Firms
  • Automotive
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Consolidation Strategies
  • Corporate Spin-Outs
  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Oilfield Services and Equipment
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
University University of Alberta, B.Comm., Distinction, 1982; University of Alberta, M.B.A., 1985
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, LL.B., Distinction, 1986; University of Cambridge, England, LL.M., Honours, 1987 Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course, 1991
Admitted1988, Alberta

Activities and Affiliations

•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member and past Chairman, Taxation Specialist's Section (North Alberta)
•Past Chairman, Taxation Section, Business Law Section
•Member and Chairman, Edmonton Tax Lawyers and Accountants Discussion Group
•Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
•Chair, CBA committee to comment on proposed changes to the Business Corporations Act of Alberta

Community Involvement and Pro Bono

•Former Director of Santa Maria Goretti Parish Church Council
•Former Director of The Italian Cultural Society of Edmonton
•Acted as legal counsel and governance advisor in the revitalization of The Basil and Mabel Gadsden Memorial Fellowship, a not-for-profit society initiated by the late Sir Peter Gadsden, former Lord Mayor of London (and the only Canadian citizen ever to hold that office), in honour of his parents and for the benefit of the Town of Mannville, Alberta, his birthplace

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, French

As a member of the Corporate Commercial Practice Section, Gary practises in the area of taxation and mergers and acquisitions. Gary brings extensive experience in providing acquisition, divestiture and tax planning advice to corporations, trusts and individuals.


Banister Pipelines Corp.: Counsel in relation to the sale of its pipeline construction and maintenance business to Banister Pipelines Constructors Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quanta Services, Inc., a NYSE traded public corporation.
Bri-Chem Corp.: Counsel to the Purchaser Bri-Chem Corp., a TSX traded public company, on the purchase of all of the shares of Solution Blend Service Ltd. and related real estate.
Bri-Steel Manufacturing Inc.: Counsel to a subsidiary of Bri-Chem Corp., a TSX listed corporation on sale of its business to Integris International, Inc.
Bri-Steel Corporation: Counsel to a subsidiary of Bri-Chem Corp., a TSX listed corporation on sale of its business to Global Alloy & Pipe Supply, Inc.
Streamline Mechanical (1981) Ltd. and Streamline Projects Inc.: Counsel on the sale of their respective businesses to 2 subsidiary limited partnerships of Mosaic Capital Corporation
All West Surveys Ltd.: CA$53 million sale to Altus Group Income Fund.
mBase Commerce Inc.: CA$25 Million amalgamation with Gwelan Supply Ltd. to continue as Bri-Chem Corp., a TSXV listed corporation.
725725 Alberta Ltd. (Bison Energy): CA$21 Million sale to Pentastar Energy Services Ltd.
Supreme Energy Inc.: CA$20 million sale of oil and gas assets to Western Energy Corporation (now Fairwest Energy Corporation).
R. Alta Enterprises Ltd.: CA$8.5 million sale of oilfield equipment rental business to Strad Energy Services Ltd.
Ezra Consulting Ltd.: CA$7.5 million sale of environmental and forestry consulting business to Altus Group Income Fund.


Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished BV Peer Review Rating
•Recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012 as one of Canada's repeatedly recommended lawyers in the area of Estate and Tax Planning Law
•Recipient of the Judge's Bronze Medal for academic achievement in the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta


•2006 Canadian Tax Journal, Recent Amendments to Alberta's Business Corporations Act, 54 CTJ 316 - 344
•2001 Executive Compensation - Current Areas of Interest, Co-author, Course materials for Institute of Chartered Accountant of Alberta
•1997 Infonex Conference, Role of Domestic Trusts in Wealth Preservation, in Taxation of Wealth Transfers - Tax Strategies for High Net Worth Clients
•1994 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Co-author, Discretionary Family Trusts from A to Z (A Case Study)


•Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
•2006, Recent Amendments to the Business Corporations Act of Alberta
•2004, Trusts, An Update
•Canada Barbados Business Association
•Barbados Works '99 - Seminar on the uses of Offshore Trusts
•Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta
•R.I.P. - Tax Compliance Matters related to Terminal Filing Preparation - 2002 and 2005
•R.I.P. - Estate Planning to Minimize Tax Leakage - 2001 - 2002 and 2005
•Executive Compensation - Current Areas of Interest - 2001
•Taxation of Domestic Family Trusts - Introduction - 2000 - 2001
•Taxation of Domestic Family Trusts - Advanced - 2000 - 2001
•Budget Update - 2000
•Advanced Tax Planning Techniques for the General Practitioner - 1999, 2001
•Tax Update Seminars - 1997, 1998, 1999
•Seminar on the uses of Offshore Trusts and Tax Havens - 1997
•Certified General Accountants Association of Alberta
•Seminar on Taxation of Shareholder Benefits - November, 1998
•Certified Management Accountants in Public Practice
•Seminar on Recent Changes to Business Corporations Act of Alberta - March 2006
•Seminar on Employees Profit Sharing Plans - September, 2003
•Seminar on the uses of Family Trusts - October, 1997
•Seminar on the uses of Family Trusts - June, 1996
•Farm Business Management Branch - Alberta Agriculture
•Agriculture Tax Update for Professionals - Co-presenter in six cities in Alberta in the Fall of 1994
•Edmonton Tax Lawyers and Accountants Discussion Group
•2005, Recent Amendments to Business Corporations Act of Alberta
•2004, Taxation of Shareholder Benefits - Loans and Other Indebtedness
•2002, Retirement Compensation Arrangements and Employees Profit Sharing Plans, A Primer
•2000, The Taxation of Trusts, the New Rules
•1997, Update on the Taxation of Trusts
•Canadian Bar Association
•2004, Taxation Law Specialist's Section, Employees Profit Sharing Plans
•2000, Taxation Law Non-Specialist's Section, The Taxation of Trusts, the New Rules
•1997, Taxation Law Specialist's Section, The Uses of Family Trusts
•1996, Taxation Law Specialist's Section, The proposed new stop loss rules contained in subsection 112(3) of the Income Tax Act (Canada)
•1995, Business Law Section, Proposed amendments to the Business Corporations Act of Alberta
•1995, Mid-Winter Meeting, The new rules respecting debt forgiveness - Amendments to sections 79 and 80 of the Income Tax Act (Canada)
•1994, Business Law Section, Issues respecting Section 42 of the Business Corporations Act of Alberta
•1993, Taxation Law Section, The many uses of holding corporations in tax and estate planning


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Gary I. Biasini

10180 - 101 Street
EdmontonAB T5J 3V5


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